Meet our New York Interns and Fellows!

The New York headquarters has three internship batches each year where the best members from our different regions come and immerse themselves in WYA’s mission. After a rigorous screening process, this year’s Internship Batch 3 brought together wonderful fellows and interns from the Austria, Canada, France, the Philippines, Spain, and the USA.

We are proud to present the Batch 3 interns and fellows at the New York headquarters:


ALBERT MENGUAL

Albert is a young Spanish lawyer specializing in Human Rights and International Affairs. He attended Law School at the University of Valencia (Spain) and also received a minor certificate in Transnational Law at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). Before joining WYA as a research and advocacy fellow, he worked for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and for a law firm specialized in International Arbitration. He is also interested in philosophy, politics and loves playing soccer, hiking and skiing.

 

ELISABETH GUDENUS

This is Elisabeth’s second internship with WYA. Her last one was at the European office just after high school. Her time with WYA inspired her to study Economics and Social Sciences also known as PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) at the Free University of Bolzano in the north of Italy. In her second year she took part in the Freemover Program to study Philosophy in Rome for a semester. Apart from her interest in Politics, Elisabeth has always enjoyed music and reading. She played the flute for 7 years, joined her University’s choir in her first year and considers herself a Tolkien fan. Having worked with WYA before and even visited the North American office for the International Solidarity Forum, she always felt like a return would be inevitable.

 

IGNACIO FELIU

Nacho graduated from University of Navarra with a degree in Advertising and Marketing in May 2014. He comes from a big family with one brother and two sisters and grew up in Barcelona, Spain. He decided to study in Pamplona to have the full experience of independent university life and to obtain a degree from one of the most prominent and prestigious universities in Spain. He is an avid soccer enthusiast and is a big fan of Football Club Barcelona. He enjoys playing tennis, motorbiking, skiing and, of course, soccer. He also loves music. He always says: “without music life would be a mistake.

 

MARGAUX INOCANDO

Margaux is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University with a bachelor’s degree in Management. Her incurable itch for travel and adventure, gouging eyes for art of all forms, love for cultural immersions, and instinctive desire for global leadership, and social involvement have led her to work in development and advertising fields in Budapest, Kuala Lumpur, and now, in WYA North America. She kills her time doodling on her planner in art cafes, watching a marathon of indie and foreign films, and taking snapshots of random things and people as she tirelessly walk through big cities, seasides, and historical ruins.

 

NADJA WOLFE

Advocacy Fellow Nadja Wolfe is a recent graduate of William & Mary Law School. While there, she took as many public international law courses as she could, guided first year students as a Legal Writing & Practice Fellow, and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Women & the Law. Prior to attending law school, she worked for two years as an English teacher in Moscow, Russia. She graduated from Washington & Lee University with a dual degree in Russian Area Studies and Theatre Arts. Nadja is also an AmeriCorps alumna, volunteering (and eventually working) at a local domestic violence shelter and an arts organization during college. She has been interested in human rights and dignity since she learned about modern day slavery at the age of 12. In her free time, she enjoys reading, doing crafts, pretending she’s a film/tv critic, and praising her home state of Massachusetts.

 

PAULINE GO

Pauline graduated from the University of British Columbia with an Honours Degree in Behavioural Neuroscience in May 2013. She was a previous research assistant and research manager at the UBC Social Cognitive Development Laboratory with a research focus on intergroup biases formed in early childhood. Aside from her passion in science and research, Pauline was always driven to become active in youth-related and socio-civic organizations. During her undergraduate years, she was involved with KAMP, a mentorship program that helped newly immigrated Filipino students adjust to Canadian life and improve their social and academic skills. Pauline believes that it is important to invest in the youth and give them the necessary tools to achieve their highest potential. She also enjoys cooking, travelling, hiking and camping. She someday hopes to be able to visit all of the islands in her home country, the Philippines.

 

PRISCILLE PIALOUX

Priscille received a Master’s Degree in Management of Humanitarian and Social Action and a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Literature and Communications. She loves travelling, singing, dancing, and is passionate about human dignity. In 2012, she volunteered at a French Association which works with disadvantaged youth and families in the suburb of Lyon. She taught literacy and organized activities with the youth. In 2013, she was chosen with four other students of her class to be a representative in an advocacy competition. She has one main goal in life: promoting human dignity in all aspects of her life. She is currently working to become a FEMM teacher, a program aimed at educating women to understand their fertility and this aspect of their womanhood. She loves sharing stories about her favorite region in France, Brittany, where she is from.

 

Interested in becoming an intern?

The 2015 internship dates have now been announced and the application period for Batch 1 2015 is now open. Visit our internship page for application requirements and more details about the internship.

NY HQ INTERNSHIP TERM

DATES

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Batch 1

January 15 – April 17, 2015

[ 13 weeks ]

 

October 24, 2014

Batch 2

May 27 – August 14, 2015

[ 12 weeks ]

 

March 13, 2015

Batch 3

September 16 – December 11, 2015

[ 13 weeks ]

 

July 3, 2015